(redirected from Al-Mawsil)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to Mosul

a city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of Nineveh

References in periodicals archive ?
First, we shall shortly see that the Ta'rikh al-Mawsil was written in the 320s or very early 330s, and that al-Azdi was familiar with al-Tabari's work; it is thus an extremely early witness to the reception of al-Tabari's text--indeed much earlier than the sources that are customarily pressed into service to improve our understanding of the Ta'rikh al-rusul wa'l-muluk, e.g., Miskawayh, Ibn Asakir, Ibn al-Athir, and Ibn Khallikan.
Moreover, only the middle third of al-Azdi's Ta'rikh al-Mawsil survives, and this in a single manuscript.
This is not the place to catalogue all occurrences of such borrowing, (32) but one can hardly resist noting that the very first paragraph of the surviving section of the Tayrikh al-Mawsil, which recounts Yazid ibn al-Muhallab's (second) escape from prison in 101/718-19, reworks al-Tabari's text, in this case based on Abu Mikhnaf.
This may explain why the nebulous al-Shimshati is described as having undertaken not only a continuation of al-Azdi's Ta'rikh al-Mawsil, but also an abridgment (mukhtasar) of al-Tabari's Ta'rikh al-rusul wa'l-muluk.
To sum up so far: Al-Azdi finished his Ta'rikh al-Mawsil sometime between ca.
170/786), which are particularly abundant in the Umayyad sections of the Tarikh al-Mawsil. Since they are uniformly concerned with matters of caliphal politics, and are usually cited for the purposes of dating (e.g., deaths and bay as), we can reasonably infer that they are drawn from the corpus of Abu Mashar's material that was brought together in a Tarikh al-khulafa work.
(104) The suggestion was rejected by Blankinship, (105) but adopted by Conrad "in light of the military context that immediately follows." (106) It is definitively clinched by the manuscript of the Ta'rikh al-Mawsil, which clearly reads f-'-f-t-r-d-t.
It was Dawudi who drew my attention to the catalogue of the collection in al-Mawsil in his introduction to al-Wajiz (1: 35).
Bakkar, Jamharat Nassab Quraysh, 1: 372; al-Isfahani, Bilad al-'Arab, 30; al-Baladhuri, Futuh al-Buldan, 67; al-Suhayli, Al-Rawd al-Unuf, 3: 125-26, 260, 298; al-Salihi al-Shami, Subal al-Hudan wa al-Rashad, 4: 286, 307, 408; al-Azdi, Ta'rikh al-Mawsil, 49; al-Halabi, Al-Sirah al-Halabiyah, 2: 666; J.
Imran fi ta rikh al-Mawsil wa'l-lafz la-hu thin turuq an Hamza b.
Farqad, which Ibn Hajar credits in his Isaba to Abu al-Mu afa fi ta rikh al-Mawsil,(19) is much the same tarjama that he credits in his Tahdhib to Abu Zakariya sahib ta rikh al-Mawsil,(20) and a variant of the same tradition is credited by Ibn al-Athir to al-Azdi as well.(21) Ibn Hajar's practice is therefore significant only in that it means that we should be on the lookout for scribal confusion about information credited to al-Mu afa b.
Since Rosenthal submitted the manuscript of the revised edition in 1964, he could not yet avail himself of Ali Habiba's edition of the Ta rikh al-Mawsil (Cairo, 1967).
30 al-Azdi, (Ta rikh al-Mawsil, 113) gives his nisba as "al-Mu afa b.
31 In his annalistic chronicle, al-Azdi (Ta rikh al-Mawsil, 300f.) proposes the first two, whereas al-Mizzi (Tahdhib, 28:156f.), Ibn Hajar (Tahdhib, 10:200), al-Khatib (Ta rikh Baghdad, 13:229), and al-Dhahabi (Siyar, 9:85), all of whom had access to al-Azdi's tabaqat work, suggest all three dates.
32 See the accounts in al-Azdi, Ta rikh al-Mawsil, years 106-121.